Scotland’s forests and brown bear population in Pyrenees at historic highs, Iraq’s first green projects
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Scotland’s forest are the largest they have been for 900 years, the brown bear population in the Pyrenees is the highest for a century, and volunteers in Baghdad clean up the Tigris river.
Scotland’s forests are the largest they have been for 900 years
The share of Scotland that is forested has tripled within the last 100 years. The country now has nearly as much forest as it did 1,000 years ago.
The New Statesman
Kenyan community’s reforestation efforts return half of their forest in only five years
Volunteers of the Mirema Community Forest Association have managed to restore 50% of a 2,000-acre forest in Kenya.
The Planetary Press
Brown bear population in Pyrenees highest for a century, says study
Monitors identify 70 individuals in 2021, with 114 newborns since launch of repopulation scheme in 1996.
Indian tech institute develops device that helps amputees walk at lower cost
India’s first indigenous Polycentric Prosthetic Knee has been developed by IIT-Madras, providing amputees with more affordable lifestyle improvement.
The Better India
Native American tribes join forces against oil by creating electric charging pipeline
The Red Lake Nation and Standing Rock Sioux tribes in America are working on an electric vehicle charging pipeline to push back against fossil fuels.
The Planetary Press
Polish authorities seize abandoned Russian complex in Warsaw for Ukrainians
In Warsaw, authorities reclaimed a long-disputed complex, believed to have been used for spying by Russia, to hand over to the Ukrainian community.
Looking at the toll hunger has on the world, and how to prevent it
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘world hunger’ — and we know it’s a problem. But what is world hunger? Who does it affect? And how can we make a difference?
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Community test plots in LA parks thrive more than native plants
Community volunteers work together to maintain landscapes in underfunded public parks, bringing much more than just crops.
How US Indigenous communities are using their land to overcome racial neglect
Bridging the racial gaps whilst rejuvenating the spiritual and natural practices of their communities, these indigenous groups are using their land as their platform.
The New Humanitarian
Volunteers gather to clean up river in a rare environmental project in Iraq
Iraq has been plagued by decades of conflict, but this did not stop dozens of volunteers gathering to address environmental concerns.